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Female sailor doll

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
User collections Re·Think Migration by marre986
Curiosities by aoleary
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsStratheden 1938

Object details:

Object ID AAB0107
Description A doll won in a raffle by Mrs W. Dyer on board the P & O liner 'Stratheden' on her passage to India, during Christmas 1938. A female sailor doll, with a stuffed body and papier mâché face, holding in one arm a small male sailor doll of identical composition. The female doll is wearing a blue and cream sailor suit with three white stripes on the collar and cuffs. She has a blue felt skirt, navy tie and white cap with grey ribbon inscribed: 'STRATHEDEN'. She has blue and white shoes, blue bows and white socks. Her hair is made of yellow wool in two plaits with mauve ribbons. The male doll has a similar uniform in felt, and also has a cap with 'STRATHEDEN' on the ribbon.
Date made 1938

Artist/Maker Deans
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wool; cotton
Measurements 230 mm x 1000 mm x 290 mm
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